After Aleph tracks down Hanada, per Madam's request, Hanada tries to escape to the Expanse using the Summon Dolls, but due to an error in the ritual Mercurius is summoned instead. Mercurius attacks Aleph after killing Hanada.
"The Roman god of travelers and thieves. A diverse god, he is seen as a symbol of human unconscious and the mental world. He is equated with the Philosopher's Stone, the ultimate mystery in the field of alchemy."
—Persona 5 compendium
Mercurius is the ultimate Persona of Morgana, attained through a Second Awakening when his Confidant automatically maxes out on the midnight of December 23rd.
Due to the nature of the Magician Arcana Confidant, It is impossible to use Mercurius or view its compendium entry before December 24th in the original Persona 5, the last day where combat is available. This applies even on a New Game Plus setting where Personas that can only be fused on that day such as Yoshitsune or Vishnu could be used outside there if they are already registered. In Royal, Hereward possesses this trait instead of Mercurius.
Miniscule Physical damage to 1 foe, high critical rate.
Light Wind damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn.
Cure Dizzy/Forget/Sleep/Hunger of party.
Restore Medium amount of HP of 1 ally.
Medium Wind damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn.
Revive 1 ally with 50% HP.
Suppress innate Wind resistance of all foes for 3 turns.
Restore Medium amount of HP of party.
Medium Wind damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn.
Medium Physical damage to 1 foe, high critical rate.
Strengthen Wind attacks by 25%.
Revive 1 ally with maximum HP.
Fully restore HP of 1 ally.
Heavy Wind damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn.
Debuff agility of all foes for 3 turns.
Fully restore HP of party.
Heavy Wind damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn.
Strengthen Wind attacks by 50%.
Fully restore HP of party and cure all non-special ailments.
Triple evasion chance against Electric attacks.
Max Magician SL
Mercurius as he appears in Persona 5
Concept art in Persona 5
☿ Planet Mercury's symbol
Kazuma Kaneko's art of Mercurius has his tentacles tied to the symbols of a moon, a sun and a cross which are the components of the planet Mercury's symbol, otherwise the stylized version of Hermes' caduceus. Shigenori Soejima's design for Persona 5 simply has the astronomical symbol hanging from the zip slider at the chest opening of Mercurius' jumpsuit.